[PHOTOS] Indonesia vs Myanmar: Victorio Senduk, Phoe Thaw fight at ‘ONE: Legendary Quest’ in Shanghai, China

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Indonesia and Myanmar were among the 15 countries represented at “ONE: Legendary Quest.” On the card were both mixed martial arts matches and ONE Super Series contests, featuring both kickboxing and Muay Thai.

ONE Championship held “ONE: Legendary Quest” at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China on June 15, 2019. The first bout of the evening was between Victorio “Indra” Senduk, 37, of Bandung, Indonesia and Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, 34, of Yangon, Myanmar.

Senduk was one of the two athletes who represented Indonesia at “ONE: Legendary Quest” while Thaw solely represented Myanmar. Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco,  the Netherlands, the Philippines, Scotland, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented.

On June 12, 2019, Senduk and Thaw had their official face-off during the press conference at Yunspace in Shanghai. The event was graced by ONE Championship Greater China chairman Hua Fung Teh and reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China.

Blue Corner

Born in Myanmar on November 9, 1984, Thaw earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Dagon University. He is representing Team PT and Fight for Good.

“ONE: Legendary Quest” marked Thaw’s ninth ONE Championship bout. He made his professional MMA debut in 2015 and was the champion of the ONE Myanmar Featherweight Tournament.

Red Corner

Born in Indonesia on June 20, 1981, Senduk is representing Team Electra. He started his training in karate when he was 14 years old.

“ONE: Legendary Quest” marked Senduk’s fifth ONE Championship bout. Competing professionally since 2012, he is a former Indonesian Badass Championship Featherweight Champion.

Fight Result

Senduk and Thaw competed in an MMA match in the featherweight division. Kemp Cheng served as the referee.

Cheng put a stop to the featherweight contest after 4 minutes and 17 seconds in the first round. Thaw knocked out Senduk.

Winning at “ONE: Legendary Quest” improved the professional MMA record of Thaw: to 8 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Senduk now has 3 wins and 3 losses.

“ONE: Legendary Quest” Main Events

Agilan “Alligator” Thani, 23, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia faced ONE Championship debutante Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama, 43, of Osaka, Japan in an MMA match in the welterweight division. The Malaysian contender won via unanimous decision.

ONE Super Series debutante Alma Juniku, 18, of Australia challenged reigning ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex, 27, of Thailand in the main event. The Thai defending champion won via unanimous decision.

Check all “ONE: Legendary Quest” results on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] China vs Guam: Chen Rui, Roman Alvarez fight at ‘ONE: Reign of Valor’ in Yangon, Myanmar

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China and Guam were two of the 21 countries represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor,” the first ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Myanmar. The Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion held it at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on March 8, 2019.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” featured nine MMA matches and five ONE Super Series contests, which are kickboxing bouts. In the fourth bout of the evening, “The Ghost” Chen Rui, 22, of China faced Roman “Boom” Alvarez, 24, of Guam.

Chen was one of the two fighters who represented China t “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Alvarez was the sole representative of Guam.

Blue Corner

Chen started his MMA training in 2015 and started competing professionally in the same year. In 2016, he claimed the ONE Jakarta Bantamweight Tournament Championship title at “ONE: Titles and Titans” in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Chinese fighter entered the cage at “ONE: Reign of Valor” as an undefeated fighter. He previously competed in Rebel Fighting Championship.

Red Corner

Born and raised in Guam, Alvarez made his professional debut in 2008. He went on to become the Trench Warz Featherweight Champion.

When Alvarez made his ONE Championship debut on June 29, 2018 at “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium, he was submitted by Leandro “Brodinho” Issa, 35, of Brazil. “ONE: Reign of Valor” marked the Guamanian fighter’s second bout in the promotion.

Fight Result

Chen and Alvarez competed in an MMA match in the bantamweight division. Kemp Cheng served as the referee of the contest.

Cheng put a stop to the bout after 2 minutes and 48 seconds. Chen knocked out Alvarez.

Winning at “ONE: Reign of Valor” improved Chen’s professional MMA record to 7 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Alvarez now has 8 wins and 3 losses.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” Main Events

Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, 34, of Myanmar faced “The Iceman” Yohan Mulia Legowo, 38, of Indonesia in the co-main event. The Burmese contender knocked out his Indonesian opponent in the second round.

Georgiy “Knight” Kichigin, 28, of Kazakhstan challenged reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Sweden in the main event. After two five-minute rounds, the Swedish defending champion won via technical knockout via retirement.

Australia, Cambodia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] Japan vs Australia: Momotaro, Kenny Tse fight at ‘ONE: Reign of Valor’ in Yangon, Myanmar

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Japan and Australia were two of the 21 countries represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor,” the first ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Myanmar. The Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion held it at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on March 8, 2019.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” featured nine MMA matches and five ONE Super Series contests, which are kickboxing bouts. In the first bout of the evening, “Momotaro” Kohei Kodera, 28, of Japan faced Kenny “The Pitbull” Tse, 26, of Australia.

Kodera was one of four fighters who represented Japan at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Tse was the sole representative of Australia.

Blue Corner

Born in Australia to Chinese immigrants, Tse was 13 years old when he started his kickboxing training and was 15 years old when he first competed as an amateur fighter. He went on to become the K-1 South Pacific Champion.

Training out of Team Ultimate Australia, Tse made his ONE Super Series debut on October 6, 2018 at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand and lost to Petchdam Petchyindee Academy, 20, of Thailand, formerly known as Petchdam Gaiyanghadao. “ONE: Reign of Valor” marked the Chinese-Australian kickboxer’s second outing in ONE Championship’s striking-only league.

Red Corner

Growing up in Tokyo, Japan, Kodera was in kindergarten when he started his karate training. He was 20 years old when he made his professional martial arts debut.

Kodera went on to become the WBC Muay Thai International Champion. Training out of Oguni Gym, he made his ONE Super Series debut at “ONE: Reign of Valor.”

Fight Result

Kodera and Tse competed in a kickboxing bout in the flyweight division. Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee.

After three three-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Dolaptsis raised the hand of Kodera, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Reign of Valor” improved Kodera’s professional Muay Thai and kickboxing record to 29 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Tse now has 39 wins and 7 losses.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” Main Events

Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, 34, of Myanmar faced “The Iceman” Yohan Mulia Legowo, 38, of Indonesia in the co-main event. The Burmese contender knocked out his Indonesian opponent in the second round.

Georgiy “Knight” Kichigin, 28, of Kazakhstan challenged reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Sweden in the main event. After two five-minute rounds, the Swedish defending champion won via technical knockout via retirement.

Cambodia, China, Finland, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

Rene Catalan: Yoshitaka Naito is dangerous but I’m confident

Rene Catalan
Rene Catalan

Rene “The Challenger” Catalan, 40, of Iloilo, Philippines is set for the biggest battle of his career in ONE Championship. He is wrapping up the most rigorous training camp he has ever had as he takes on former ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito, 35, of Chiba, Japan at “ONE: Reign of Valor” at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on March 8, 2019.

Knowing what is at stake in the contest, Catalan is leaving no stones unturned as he puts his five-match winning streak on the line against the submission wizard like Naito. The Filipino contender said, “Definitely, this is the toughest and biggest match of my career.”

“Naito is a former World Champion, well-experienced and we all know how dangerous he is on the mat,” Catalan continued. “But I’m confident with my skills and I will do whatever it takes to win and get my title shot.”

The battle between Catalan and Naito is another classic striker versus grappler match-up with the Filipino fighter getting the advantage on the feet being a multiple-time Wushu World Champion himself. On other hand, the Japanese contender will expectedly be looking to turn this into a grappling match-up as the bout will expectedly tilt to his favor the moment it hits the ground and when that happens, his Filipino opponent vows to be ready.

“For the past few months, I’ve been focusing on my ground game, especially with my takedown defense with the help of our Philippine and SEA Games wrestling champ Roque Verangel Mana-ay Jr,” Catalan shared. “This is definitely one of the best camps I had, which is just in time for the most important match of my career.”

After starting with two loss in ONE Championship, Catalan is just a stone’s throw away from reaching his ultimate goal of winning a World Title. Standing in his way is Naito, who looks to redeem himself after relinquishing the ONE Strawweight World Championship to Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 23, in their rematch September 22, 2018.

Catalan made a promise to do everything he can to go past the former World Champion from Japan. He said, “I’ve been training for these kinds of guys for so long, and I’ve been training hard almost every day.”

“I feel good and confident about this match,” the Iloilo native added. “I will win in Yangon and put myself closer to my dream of becoming a World Champion.”

Watch one of Catalan’s previous ONE Championship bouts here: